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  • Sources: Clinton email markings changed to hide classified info

    09/01/2015 3:56:25 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 38 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 1, 2015 | Catherine Herridge
    EXCLUSIVE: At least four classified Hillary Clinton emails had their markings changed to a category that shields the content from Congress and the public, Fox News has learned, in what State Department whistleblowers believed to be an effort to hide the true extent of classified information on the former secretary of state’s server. The changes, which came to light after the first tranche of 296 Benghazi emails was released in May, was confirmed by two sources -- one congressional, the other intelligence. The four emails originally were marked classified after a review by career officials at the State Department. But...
  • Inspector general cites Caroline Kennedy for using private email ( Japan )

    08/25/2015 3:53:00 PM PDT · by george76 · 31 replies
    Examiner ^ | 8/25/15 | Sarah Westwood
    Ambassador Caroline Kennedy was singled out by the State Department's watchdog for using a personal email account to conduct official business. Kennedy, who has served as the U.S. ambassador to Japan since 2013, "used personal email accounts to send and receive messages containing official business," according to a State Department inspector general report made public Tuesday. Other senior embassy staff also used personal email accounts to handle government communications, occasionally transmitting information marked "sensitive but unclassified" on commercial accounts ... The embassy in Tokyo has no records management policy, nor does it enforce federal regulations that dictate how federal records...
  • Inspector General Slams Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy’s Embassy as Amateur Hour

    08/25/2015 2:53:43 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 43 replies
    PJ Media ^ | August 25, 2015 | Claudia Rosett
    Having a celebrity socialite run the huge embassy was as foolish as it looked. [Caroline] Kennedy came to her ambassador’s post with no foreign policy experience, no particular background in Japan or Asia generally, and apparently not much skill at running the $93.6 million-per-year operation that is the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo. [Snip] [A]lmost two years into Kennedy’s ambassadorship, the U.S. Embassy in Japan is a mess.
  • Friends of RFK Jr. think Cheryl Hines was ‘crazy’ to marry him

    08/23/2015 5:38:10 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 41 replies
    NY Post ^ | August 22, 2015 | Mara Siegler
    Even close friends of Robert F. Kennedy Jr., a notorious cheater who had numerous affairs while with past wives Emily Black and Mary Richardson, think his new wife, “Curb Your Enthusiasm” star Cheryl Hines, was crazy to marry him and think he’d be faithful. [Snip] “Any woman who gets involved with Bobby does so with her eyes open, or their brains lopped off,” said the so-called friend. “Any woman who thinks they’re going to change Bobby is misguided and purposefully ignorant. Women have to understand what they’re getting into when they’re with him.”
  • Bernie Sanders Despised Dems In 1980s, Said JFK Speech Once Made Him Sick (Kennedy's anti-communism)

    07/17/2015 12:59:20 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Buzzfeed News ^ | July 16, 2015 | Ilan Ben-Meir, News Reporter
    “Kennedy was young and appealing and ostensibly liberal, but I think at that point, seeing through Kennedy, and what liberalism was, was probably a significant step for me to understand that conventional politics or liberalism was not what was relevant.” Vermont senator and Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders once said that he was “physically nauseated” by a speech made by President John F. Kennedy when Sanders was a young man, because Kennedy’s “hatred for the Cuban Revolution […] was so strong.” “Kennedy was young and appealing and ostensibly liberal,” Sanders reminisced in a 1987 interview with The Gadfly, a student...
  • Heart over Mind: The Death of JFK, Jr.

    07/16/2015 8:25:35 AM PDT · by pabianice · 48 replies
    airlinesafety ^ | July 2015 | Nolte
    Why Did Kennedy Crash? In the last few minutes before Kennedy's little single-engine airplane went into the heavy seas off Martha's Vineyard, its radar track showed all the evidence of a mind wobbling in the tortured confusion called vertigo. This confusion steered Kennedy down a horrifying spiral to his death on that hot and hazy night in July. If you've ever felt the searing pain of belly-flopping off a diving board, you might rightly suspect that hitting the water at high speed is an impact not much different from colliding with a granite cliff. The kind of bafflement and panic...
  • Death sentence reversed for Carlos Kennedy, convicted of murdering Zoa White

    07/10/2015 4:59:30 PM PDT · by boycott · 8 replies
    AL.com ^ | July 10, 2015 | Casey Toner
    Carlos Edward Kennedy, who was sentenced to death for raping and then beating a 69-year-old grandmother to death with a claw hammer in June 2010, has new life. The Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals reversed the sentence of former Mobile County Circuit Court Judge Joseph "Rusty" Johnston on Friday, stating that he overstepped his judicial authority. "Accordingly, the totality of the circumstances in this case indicates that Kennedy knowingly, intelligently, and voluntarily waived his right to counsel and that the circuit court abused its discretion when it revoked Kennedy's right of self-representation and appointed counsel to him," the ruling states....
  • Kennedy Replaces the “Laws of Nature” with His Own

    07/03/2015 3:29:39 PM PDT · by NYer · 12 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | July 3, 2015 | PAUL KENGOR
    Same-sex “marriage” advocates will heartily celebrate July 4 this year, thrilled with the possibilities in the New America they’re creating in their own image. They will be especially grateful to Anthony Kennedy and the four liberal justices who gave them gay “marriage” by assuming unto themselves what Thomas Jefferson two-and-a-half centuries ago called “the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God.” That sublime understanding in that Declaration has been superseded by a subversive understanding declared by the likes of Justice Kennedy.Kennedy’s swing vote making gay “marriage” a constitutional right recognized in all 50 states is one of the most...
  • Ann Coulter refuses to joke around with Kennedy

    06/27/2015 10:05:45 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 28 replies
    Kennedy is the archetypal “Yes, I’m a libertarian-conservative, but I’m also fun and trendy! I use black terms like ‘boom’ and ‘baller’ ironically. I’m not an old, heartless fuddy-duddy like most libertarian-conservatives” libertarian-conservative that’s always apologizing for her views to her liberal friends. (SNIP) Kennedy: Well, I think the question answers itself. No, because I’ve heard from some mutual friends (Greg Gutfeld and the RINOs The Five) that you are a very fun person. Ann: [stares silently] Kennedy: Okay.
  • Justice Kennedy hailed as gay rights icon

    06/27/2015 5:58:35 AM PDT · by C19fan · 16 replies
    Politico ^ | June 26, 2015 | Sarah Wheaton
    The newest gay rights icon wears a drab black robe and got his job from Ronald Reagan. Perhaps no American political figure has been more consequential in gay and lesbian Americans’ fight for equality than Supreme Court Justice Anthony M. Kennedy, the author of Friday’s majority ruling that essentially legalized gay marriage around the United States. That decision is the latest in a string; despite officially being a member of the high court’s conservative wing, Kennedy has written every major opinion in support of LGBT Americans since 1996.
  • Reagan Aides Foresaw Kennedy Gay-Rights Views That Conservatives Now Lament

    06/27/2015 5:43:53 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 34 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 6-26-15 | Todd Ruger
    The origins of Friday's landmark Supreme Court decision legalizing same-sex marriage can be traced back almost 30 years to the Senate's confirmation process for justices. Officials in President Ronald Reagan’s administration, reeling after two failed nominees to the court, were looking for a reliable conservative who could get Senate confirmation. They found him in U.S. Circuit Judge Anthony Kennedy. But CQ's review of documents in the Reagan Library in California found the president's aides identified "disturbing aspects" in Kennedy's record. Foremost among them: Kennedy's actions in a gay rights case. Kennedy on Friday cast the deciding vote and wrote the...
  • BREAKING: Healthcare subsidies upheld by SCOTUS

    06/25/2015 7:09:40 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 614 replies
    SCOTUS Blog ^ | 06/25/2015 | SCOUTSBLOG
    Six are the Chief, Kennedy, Ginsburg, Breyer, Sotomayor, and Kagan.
  • Raymond Reggie sentenced in $1.2 million auto dealership scam (Ted Kennedy brother-in-law)

    06/18/2015 1:35:02 AM PDT · by abb · 4 replies
    The (Baton Rouge, LA) Advocate ^ | June 18, 2015 | Joe Gyan, Jr.
    A two-time convicted felon and politically connected Mandeville businessman described by a prosecutor as a “serial fraudster” and “flim-flam con artist” was sentenced Wednesday to more than 11 years in federal prison for billing a group of south Louisiana car dealerships more than $1.2 million for advertising purchases he never made. Even though 53-year-old Raymond Reggie pleaded guilty in the fall to five counts of mail fraud, he testified Wednesday that he was stroke-impaired when he admitted his guilt Oct. 27, and he asked U.S. District Judge Shelly Dick to let him withdraw that guilty plea and instead go to...
  • Man convicted of hiring hit man to kill pregnant girlfriend after she refused to have abortion

    06/01/2015 4:17:49 PM PDT · by Morgana · 19 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 5.28. 2015 | AP
    HARTFORD, Conn. – A Connecticut man has been convicted of hiring a hit man to kill his pregnant girlfriend after she refused to have an abortion. A jury in Hartford Superior Court found 23-year-old Carlton "C.J." Bryan guilty Thursday of conspiracy to commit murder and being an accessory to murder. He faces a potential life prison sentence. Sentencing is set for July 30.
  • Castro's Long Record On Terror, Lawlessness And Killing

    05/29/2015 4:51:10 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    Investors.com ^ | May 29, 2015 | IBD Editorial
    Politics: President Obama removed Cuba as a state sponsor of terror Friday, forgetting the dictatorship's long record of killing, smuggling and, yes, terror. If this is the new standard, why not just scrap the list entirely? The lifting of Cuba from the list of nations that support terrorism was a farce that may well come back to the haunt the United States. After all, the ruling Castro regime that benefits from it in the name of normal relations with the U.S. and new access to World Bank loans is the same regime that once tried the first 9/11, aligning itself...
  • Robert Kennedy Jr. warns of vaccine-linked ‘holocaust’

    04/07/2015 8:55:34 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 53 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 4-7-2015 | JEREMY B. WHITE
    With lawmakers preparing to vote on a bill blocking parents from skipping vaccinations for their children, prominent vaccine skeptic Robert F. Kennedy Jr. arrived at the Sacramento screening of a film linking autism to the vaccine preservative thimerosal and warned that public health officials cannot be trusted. “They can put anything they want in that vaccine and they have no accountability for it,” said Kennedy, who walked onto and left a Crest Theater stage to standing ovations, of the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Wednesday afternoon will see the first hearing for a bill eliminating the personal belief...
  • REMINDER: The Ted Kennedy Shrine Cost Taxpayers $38 Million

    03/31/2015 5:38:26 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 30 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | March 30, 2015 | Chuck Ross
    The stated mission of the Edward M. Kennedy Institute is to teach the general public about how the U.S. Senate works, so it’s fitting that the shrine to the late Massachusetts Democrat is funded, in part, by $38 million in taxpayers’ money. The $78 million combination museum and interactive civics exhibit was formally dedicated by President Obama on Monday. Besides a section honoring Kennedy’s 46-year political career, which ended with his Aug. 25, 2009 death, the Institute will offer a “Senate Immersion Module” which aims to teach visitors how the upper chamber works. (snip) On top of an $18.9 million...
  • Obama Praises Ted Kennedy For 'Bridging' Partisan Divide

    03/30/2015 3:38:28 PM PDT · by absentee · 50 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 3/30/15 | Caleb Howe
    In a speech this morning at the dedication of the new Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate, President Obama praised the late Senator effusively, citing his bipartisan creds and pondering what the world would be like if we all "carried ourselves more like Kennedy. (Oops, did we say "pond"?) The folks at Digitas Daily think Obama might have been well-advised to choose different words, though, when talking up Kennedy's reach across party lines. "[Republicans] know who Ted Kennedy was. It's not because they shared Ted's ideology or his positions, but because they knew Ted as somebody who...
  • REMINDER: The Ted Kennedy Shrine Cost Taxpayers $38 Million

    03/30/2015 2:00:50 PM PDT · by george76 · 34 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 03/30/2015 | Chuck Ross
    On top of an $18.9 million Defense Department grant doled out in Sept. 2010, the Institute received $13.6 million from the Department of Education, according to USASpending.gov. In the 2009 federal budget, another $5.8 million was appropriated through the Department of Labor and the Department of Health and Human Services. The state of Massachusetts gave the University of Massachusetts $5 million, earmarked for the Institute. As a senator in 2010, current Sec. of State John Kerry waged an unsuccessful attempt to earmark another $28.9 million for the museum ... the $18.9 million Defense Department earmark was “funneled through the Defense...
  • Obama: Politicians should carry themselves more like Kennedy (Teddy, not RFK or JFK!)

    03/30/2015 1:46:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    MSN / The Associated Press ^ | March 30, 2015 | Nedra Pickler and David Espo
    BOSTON — President Barack Obama summoned today's quarrelsome political leaders to emulate the late Sen. Edward M. Kennedy in the pursuit of compromise on Monday, and said a new institute that bears the longtime Massachusetts senator's name can be as much an antidote to political cynicism as the man once was. "What if we carried ourselves more like Ted Kennedy? What if we were to follow his example a little bit harder?" the president asked a crowd of family, former aides and political dignitaries of both parties under a tent in raw weather just outside the doors of the Edward...
  • Elizabeth Warren, in Edward Kennedy’s seat, displaces Obama as liberals’ champion

    03/29/2015 8:10:23 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 30 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 29, 2015 | By Ben Wolfgang
    In early 2008 liberal icon Edward M. Kennedy blessed Barack Obama’s long shot presidential campaign, declaring the freshman Illinois senator the next great progressive leader in a symbolic passing of the torch. On Monday, Mr. Obama heads to Massachusetts to honor Kennedy, who died in 2009 — but liberals’ enthusiasm for the president has waned from those days, and the left has moved on to other champions, most notably Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who now sits in the seat Kennedy used to hold.
  • Widow: [Ted] Kennedy wanted to inspire future generations

    03/29/2015 10:23:36 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 67 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 29, 2015 | Timmothy Cama
    The widow of Sen. Ted Kennedy (D-Mass.) is preparing for the upcoming opening of the institute named after her late husband. Vicki Kennedy invited “Fox News Sunday” to the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate in Boston days before President Obama visits to formally open it to the public. “He loved public service,” Vicki Kennedy said. “He believed in making a difference. And he wanted to inspire new generations to feel the same way.”
  • Kerry cancels trip in honour of Ted Kennedy as Iran talks intensify

    03/29/2015 8:29:38 AM PDT · by Libloather · 26 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo ^ | 3/29/15 | Louis Charbonneau, John Irish, Parisa Hafezi
    LAUSANNE, Switzerland (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry cancelled plans to fly to Boston for a ceremony in honour of his late friend Edward Kennedy as talks on Iran's nuclear programme intensified in Switzerland, with two days left to a deadline. Kerry's spokeswoman said on Sunday he regretted missing the dedication ceremony for an institute named after the U.S. senator, who was a mentor to him. Officials close to the talks said the French and German foreign ministers, Laurent Fabius and Frank-Walter Steinmeier, were considering delaying a planned joint trip to Kazakhstan in order to focus on clearing...
  • [Howie] Carr: Editing Ted Kennedy World: Some facts didn’t make ‘Institute’ cut

    03/29/2015 4:42:50 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 30 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | March 29, 2015 | Howie Carr
    When Ted Kennedy wrote his initial account of Chappaquiddick for the Edgartown police in 1969, after he scrawled the words “Mary Jo” in the first sentence he left a blank space — because he had no idea what his victim’s last name was. That’s one of the many facts about Ted Kennedy that you won’t learn by visiting the new Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate. In case you haven’t been eagerly anticipating this magic moment, the “Institute” opens tomorrow amid yet another orgy of shameless bum-kissing of what was once called “America’s First Family” by the...
  • U.S. Honors Sen. Who Met With Communists, Rented Brothel, Let Mistress Drown

    03/25/2015 3:25:15 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 34 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | March 25, 2015
    A veteran senator who let his mistress drown in a car he recklessly drove into a pond, rented a brothel for an entire night in Chile and sought meetings with communists is being honored by the Obama administration this month. Ted Kennedy received his posthumous accolades from the Department of Labor (DOL) with an induction into the agency’s “Hall of Honor.” The recognition is meant to showcase the life-changing contributions that a unique group of people have made on the American way of work, according to the agency. A special panel comprised of the Solicitor of Labor, the Assistant Secretary...
  • Obamacare’s Fate? Here’s What A Key Supreme Court Justice Just Said That Could Be A Huge Clue

    03/25/2015 12:11:01 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 40 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | March 24, 2015 | by NORVELL ROSE
    As the U.S. Supreme Court considers a case whose outcome could prove to be a death blow to Obamacare — the case known as King v. Burwell challenging whether enrollees through the federal signup site, healthcare.gov, are entitled to premium-reducing subsidies — one key justice has casually dropped what could be a huge clue to his thinking. And this potential clue suggests to some court watchers that Justice Anthony Kennedy — who often casts the high court’s swing vote — may be siding with plaintiffs who want to gut a key part of Obamacare and likely bring the law crashing...
  • Elections chief: State needs to revise laws on campaign giving

    03/24/2015 10:40:18 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 10 replies
    The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 3-24-15 | Jason Stein
    Madison — The state must revise its laws governing political spending — especially that done by independent groups — in light of recent free speech decisions by federal courts, the head of Wisconsin's elections agency told lawmakers Tuesday. Spurred by federal judges, outside groups and their own preference for less regulation, GOP lawmakers are considering changes to the state's complex campaign laws that would likely make it easier for independent groups to spend money to influence Wisconsin politics. Kevin Kennedy, executive director of the state Government Accountability Board, told a joint elections committee of legislators that decisions in federal appellate...
  • 08/28/2009: Ted Kennedy's Soviet Gambit

    03/17/2015 6:07:58 AM PDT · by President_Cotton · 15 replies
    Forbes ^ | 08/28/2009 | Peter Robinson
    Picking his way through the Soviet archives that Boris Yeltsin had just thrown open, in 1991 Tim Sebastian, a reporter for the London Times, came across an arresting memorandum. Composed in 1983 by Victor Chebrikov, the top man at the KGB, the memorandum was addressed to Yuri Andropov, the top man in the entire USSR. The subject: Sen. Edward Kennedy.
  • Ted Kennedy’s KGB Correspondence [Flashback]

    03/11/2015 8:33:53 PM PDT · by hlmencken3 · 12 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | June 22, 2010 | Kevin Mooney
    What the FBI missed -- and it deserves greater media attention, given how it was designed to undermine two presidencies. - Sen. Edward M. Kennedy's self-serving, secret correspondence with Soviet agents during the height of the Cold War included proposals for collaborative efforts designed to undermine official U.S. policy set by Democratic and Republican administrations, KGB documents show. With the media now reporting on the late senator's just released Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) file, now is an opportune time for a more expansive investigation into Kennedy's KGB contacts. The agency took a keen interest in a 1961 "fact-finding" trip...
  • Ted Kennedy's Soviet Gambit

    03/10/2015 2:00:17 PM PDT · by gr8eman · 18 replies
    Forbes online ^ | 8/28/2009 @ 12:01AM | Peter Robinson
    Picking his way through the Soviet archives that Boris Yeltsin had just thrown open, in 1991 Tim Sebastian, a reporter for the London Times, came across an arresting memorandum. Composed in 1983 by Victor Chebrikov, the top man at the KGB, the memorandum was addressed to Yuri Andropov, the top man in the entire USSR. The subject: Sen. Edward Kennedy. “On 9-10 May of this year,” the May 14 memorandum explained, “Sen. Edward Kennedy’s close friend and trusted confidant [John] Tunney was in Moscow.” (Tunney was Kennedy’s law school roommate and a former Democratic senator from California.) “The senator charged...
  • Ted Kennedy's Soviet Gambit [Flashback]

    03/10/2015 7:37:58 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 23 replies
    Forbes ^ | August 28, 2009 | Peter Robinson
    Picking his way through the Soviet archives that Boris Yeltsin had just thrown open, in 1991 Tim Sebastian, a reporter for the London Times, came across an arresting memorandum. Composed in 1983 by Victor Chebrikov, the top man at the KGB, the memorandum was addressed to Yuri Andropov, the top man in the entire USSR. The subject: Sen. Edward Kennedy. “On 9-10 May of this year,” the May 14 memorandum explained, “Sen. Edward Kennedy’s close friend and trusted confidant [John] Tunney was in Moscow.” (Tunney was Kennedy’s law school roommate and a former Democratic senator from California.) “The senator charged...
  • Ted Kennedy Secretly Asked The Soviets To Intervene In The 1984 Elections

    03/10/2015 7:24:04 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 22 replies
    The Federalist ^ | March 10, 2015 | Sean Davis
    Earlier this week, 47 Republican senators published an open letter informing the leaders of Iran that any nuclear deal with the United States that failed to be approved by the Senate would likely expire in 2017, once President Barack Obama’s term ended. You can read the full letter here. The letter enraged progressives, who immediately began accusing the senators of treason for having the audacity to publish basic constitutional facts about how treaties work. (snip) If these progressives want to know what actual treason looks like, they should consult liberal lion Ted Kennedy, who not only allegedly sent secret messages...
  • Kennedy Won’t Save Obamacare’s Bacon

    03/06/2015 5:26:20 AM PST · by rootin tootin · 24 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 3/6/2015 | David Catron
    Supporters of the “Affordable Care Act” have been rather glum of late. Since the Supreme Court agreed to hear King v. Burwell, a lawsuit that challenges the Obama administration’s decision to funnel insurance subsidies through federal exchanges established in the 36 states that refused to create PPACA “marketplaces,” they have rather ironically bemoaned the possibility that five unelected justices could do irreparable damage to the law with one “wrong ruling.” Consequently, they have desperately grasped at a thin straw tossed their way by Justice Anthony Kennedy during Wednesday’s oral arguments about the case. In an exchange with Michael Carvin, who...
  • Clinton’s Pardons for Pedophiles: No crime too horrific that a large donation won’t solve.

    10/24/2014 8:51:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 10/23/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    The Office of the Inspector General of the State Department found in its latest investigation that Clinton aides had “created an appearance of undue influence and favoritism” in a number of cases including that of Ambassador Howard Gutman. The investigation is largely a whitewash. There is no mention of the fact that one whistleblower related to the case, Richard Higbie, had his emails deleted by a hacker. Or that the main whistleblower, Aurelia Fedenisn, was harassed at home and had her law firm burgled.It goes almost without saying that Richard Nixon went down for much less than that.There is also...
  • A Child of Gay Parents Writes to Justice Kennedy (in support of traditional family)

    02/27/2015 2:51:13 PM PST · by NYer · 50 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | February 27, 2015 | KATY FAUST
    Dear Justice Kennedy,June is nigh, and with it will comes your ruling on the most contentious political issue of our time: marriage.I write because I am one of many children with gay parents who believe we should protect marriage. I believe you were right when, during the Proposition 8 deliberations, you said “the voice of those children [of same-sex parents] is important.” I’d like to explain why I think redefining marriage would actually serve to strip these children of their most fundamental rights.It’s very difficult to speak about this subject, because I love my mom. Most of us children...
  • Why the GOP Should Emulate John F. Kennedy in the 2016 White House Race

    02/02/2015 7:08:39 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    Reason Magazine ^ | February 2, 2015 | Ira Stoll
    The most influential figure in the Republican presidential contest just may be a Democrat who died more than 50 years ago, John F. Kennedy. When Fox News commentator Charles Krauthammer recently predicted Marco Rubio as the eventual 2016 winner, Krauthammer praised the senator from Florida with a label encapsulating political vigor, pro-growth ideas, and a robust foreign policy of peace through strength: “Kennedyesque.” The former governor of Florida, Jeb Bush, another Republican with eyes on the White House, is, as Kennedy was, a Catholic from a wealthy and politically active family with bases in both New England and Florida. Jeb...
  • Delta Flight Returns to JFK in Security Scare

    07/12/2012 7:56:51 PM PDT · by kristinn · 9 replies
    NBC New York ^ | Thursday, July 12, 2012 | Jonathan Dienst
    A Delta flight that was headed to Spain from Kennedy Airport turned around in the air and made an emergency landing after some cut wires were discovered in the plane's bathroom, sources said. Delta Flight 126 took off for Madrid at about 8:10 p.m. When an air marshal on board was alerted to some cut wires in a lavatory on the plane, officials decided to bring the plane back to Kennedy.
  • ‘Selma’ distorts the truth about LBJ

    01/06/2015 9:41:34 AM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 189 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 5, 2015 | By Richard Cohen
    Before I came to dislike the movie “Selma,” I was deeply moved by it. Twice it brought me to tears. A crane shot of Martin Luther King Jr. leading thousands of demonstrators over the Edmund Pettus Bridge was one such moment, and so was the vicious attack on John Lewis — bravely, steadfastly walking into the beating he knew was coming. Today, Lewis is a member of Congress. Forever, he’ll be an American hero. Too bad, though, that the movie had to go Hollywood on Lyndon Baines Johnson, who, as if from the grave, has bellowed his protest. In its...
  • RFK, Jr.: We have so much to learn from Cuba (Ike's fault!)

    01/05/2015 1:56:17 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    Merco Press ^ | January 3, 2015 | Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.
    In early December, President Barack Obama announced the restoration of diplomatic relations with Cuba after more than five decades of a misguided policy which my uncle, John F. Kennedy, and my father, Robert F. Kennedy, had been responsible for enforcing after the U.S. embargo against the country was first implemented in October 1960 by the Eisenhower administration. The move has raised hopes in many quarters – not only in the United States but around the world – that the embargo itself is now destined to disappear. This does not detract from the fact that Cuba is still a dictatorship. The...
  • T-shirt of the Year

    12/31/2014 2:13:25 PM PST · by Lizavetta · 37 replies
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  • Maddow Airbrushes RFK Approving Harsh Treatment of Soviet Defector

    12/16/2014 2:27:38 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 9 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | December 15, 2014 | Jack Coleman
    MSNBC's Rachel Maddow greeted last week's release of the so-called Senate torture report with her skewed telling of the tale of Yuri Nosenko, a KGB officer who defected to the US and was subjected to years of harsh treatment and interrogation before the CIA concluded he was not a double agent. As you'd expect from the marquee host at America's version of Pravda, Maddow left out a significant and embarrassing detail in her December 9 report -- Well in 1964, Yuri Nosenko finally decided to defect to the United States and that is when things started going horribly wrong because...
  • 22 November 1963

    11/22/2014 6:13:15 PM PST · by GOJPN · 140 replies
    22 November 2014 | GOJPN
    22 November 1963. 51 years ago. Do you remember where you were and what you were doing that day? I was in phys ed class and had just finished running the cross country course. As I walked up the locker room door, Coach Waite was sitting on the steps with his face in his hands. He was crying. I asked what was wrong and he told me that President Kennedy had been shot and killed. That was a bad day for me.
  • Obamacare Architect: Ted Kennedy ‘Ripped Off’ Medicaid (Pajama Boy Busted AGAIN !!!)

    11/15/2014 5:50:15 AM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 37 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11/14/2014 | Chuck Ross
    --SNIP-- Gruber said during an event at Simmons College in February. ”Ted Kennedy had managed to figure out a way to rip off the federal Medicaid program to the tune of about $500 million a year through a series of strange manipulations. “Here was Mitt Romney’s dirty little secret that we don’t like to talk about in Massachusetts, which is the way we passed our law is the federal government paid for it. “George Bush said why am I sending this Democrat $500 million a year, I’m taking it back,” Gruber explained, adding “Mitt Romney to his credit went to...
  • Settlement expected in Skakel lawsuit against Nancy Grace

    10/31/2014 2:17:19 PM PDT · by bkopto · 13 replies
    Greenwich Time ^ | Oct 29, 2014 | Justin Pottle
    On the 39th anniversary of the 1975 slaying of Greenwich teenager Martha Moxley, the Kennedy scion accused of her murder is set to settle a slander lawsuit against television host Nancy Grace. In a stipulation of settlement filed in U.S. District Court in Hartford on Wednesday, legal counsel for Michael Skakel agreed to drop his case against the HLN pundit and fellow legal commentator Beth Karas for comments they made in a 2012 broadcast about DNA evidence near the scene of the crime. HLN parent companies Time Warner and Turner Broadcasting System were also named in the defamation suit and...
  • Why Is Mary Landrieu in So Much Trouble? (only has 25% of white vote)

    10/31/2014 2:30:51 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 19 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | Sean Trende
    http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2014/10/23/why_is_mary_landrieu_in_so_much_trouble_124397.html
  • Mandeville businessman Ray Reggie (Ted K inlaw) pleads guilty to mail fraud in federal court

    10/28/2014 2:54:42 AM PDT · by abb · 8 replies
    The (Baton Rouge, LA) Advocate ^ | October 27, 2014 | Ben Wallace
    A convicted white-collar criminal once connected to some of America’s most prominent political families pleaded guilty in federal court on Monday to stealing more than $1 million from multiple south Louisiana car dealerships over a three-year period, billing them for advertising services never rendered and sweeping the fees into his own bank accounts. Raymond Christopher Reggie, a Mandeville businessman who previously worked on many high-profile Democratic campaigns, including those of former President Bill Clinton, agreed to a guilty plea in Baton Rouge federal court to five counts of mail fraud related to the illegal billing scheme, the U.S. Attorney’s Office...
  • Jackie Kennedy believed Lyndon Johnson killed JFK

    10/22/2014 9:56:16 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 191 replies
    Communities Digital News ^ | October 18, 2014 | Richard Cameron
    It has been widely reported that Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, widow of President John F. Kennedy, shared with family members she was certain that Kennedy’s Vice President Lyndon Baines Johnson, arranged to have her husband murdered. Soon that conclusion will be heard in the late First Lady’s own words, because audio tapes, recorded of discussions with historian and close family associate, Arthur Schlesinger Jr., between March and June 1964, will be released and excerpts featured on an upcoming ABC News program in November marking the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination in Dallas.(VIDEO-AT-LINK) The tapes, which insiders describe as...
  • PENTAGON OFFICIAL: The Similarities Between Obama’s ISIS and Kennedy’s Vietnam Are Eerie

    10/14/2014 7:16:38 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 8 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 10-13-2014 | Joseph Miller
    (Joseph Miller is the pen name for a ranking Department of Defense official with a background in U.S. special operations and combat experience in Iraq and Afghanistan. He has worked in strategic planning.) The war against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria is not a continuation of Operation Iraqi Freedom, nor is it Gulf War III: This is President Barack ObamaÂ’s Vietnam.Early on in the Iraq War, political pundits on the right and the left began to draw comparisons to the Vietnam War because at that point, it appeared as though Iraq was on a glide path to becoming...
  • RFK Jr will be deposed in bitter divorce battle by the husband of his 'mistress'

    10/10/2014 7:47:55 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 39 replies
    (UK) Daily Mail ^ | October 9, 2014 | Sara Nathan
    Complete Headline: EXCLUSIVE: RFK Jr will be deposed in bitter divorce battle by the husband of his 'mistress' - weeks after he wed Cheryl Hines Robert F Kennedy Jr. is set to be quizzed over the exact nature of his relationship with his alleged mistress Chelsea Kirwan, MailOnline can reveal. The Kennedy scion, who only married actress Cheryl Hines just weeks ago, will be dragged into the bitter divorce battle between Mrs Kirwan and her estranged husband, plastic surgeon to the stars Laurence Kirwan. Dr Kirwan’s lawyers have informed Chelsea's legal team that they plan to depose both her and...
  • Justice Kennedy blocks gay marriage ruling in Idaho, Nevada

    10/08/2014 7:47:30 AM PDT · by HOYA97 · 86 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/8/2014
    Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy has temporarily blocked an appeals court ruling that declared gay marriage legal in Idaho and Nevada. The order came minutes after Idaho on Wednesday filed an emergency request for an immediate stay. The state's request said that without a stay, state and county officials would have been required to begin issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples at 10 a.m. EDT. Kennedy's order requested a response from the plaintiffs involved in Idaho's gay marriage lawsuit by the end of day Thursday. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals declared gay marriage legal in Idaho and Nevada...